Calling all geeks: SolarWinds challenges you to turn hungry holidays into happy holidays.

December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

by SolarWinds

SolarWinds has teamed up with the Food Bank to help feed families in need this holiday season. In addition to underwriting the fundraising campaign, “Turning Hungry Holidays into Happy Holidays,” SolarWinds employees donated more than $13,000 in cash and food during a two-week period in late October and early November. But then we decided to take it a step further and issue a challenge to local tech companies and the greater community to make this our most successful food drive to date.

So far, Microsoft has stepped up and committed to taking the SolarWinds challenge.

Companies interested in joining the challenge can call Molly Robbins, Community Events Manager, at (512-684-2531) or email, or visit the SolarWinds campaign webpage at

“This year, the need in our community far exceeds what one company can tackle – and so we thought what better way to put Austin’s love of a little friendly competition to really good use. Regardless of who wins or loses, we want to ensure the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and our neighbors in need, benefits in a big way,” said Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds CEO. “The SolarWinds family exceeded its goal, but we’re anxious to see what Austin as a collective can do when put to the test.”

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About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 95,000 customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become “status quo” in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users’ management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds’ products. Learn more today at



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